STATIC SHOCK To Get Live Action Digital Adaptation, B:TAS Gets VR Experience

Warner Bros. continues to ramp up in the development of projects from DC Comics this month, as today they announced both a Static Shock live-action project and a unique virtual reality experience that will take you inside Batman’s Batcave. Revealed in an article by The Hollywood Reporter, this is part of a new unit inside Warner Bros. titled Blue Ribbon Content that will focus on short-form live-action and animated projects.

The Static Shock project will see Reginald Hudlin act as writer/producer/director on this new project translating the much-acclaimed Static comic series published by DC & Milestone in the mid-90s. Created by the late Dwayne McDuffie alongside Robert L. Washington III and artist John Paul Leon, Static ran for 45 issues but received revived attention with an animated Static Shock series which ran for four years in the early 2000s. Details on when and where this new live-action Static Shock series will debut is currently unknown, but THR does say that comics creator Denys Cowan – who co-founded Milestone and worked on the previous animated series – is working alongside Hudlin on this new project.

Credit: Warner Bros.

The Batcave project is decidedly unique both in form and in presentation, as you’ll need a VR headset, such as the Oculus Rift, to view it. Batman: The Animated Series Experience is an immersive entertainment experience that will take viewers inside the Batcave of Batman: The Animated Series. The project, which uses interactive holographic video, will allow viewers to walk through and interact with various elements in the Batcave. This unique project is being done in collaboration with the visual effects company OTOY as well as Batman: TAS producer Bruce Timm. No timetable for release was made available, but they did say it’ll be available for the Oculus Rift, the Samsung GALAXY Gear VR, as well as future devices yet to be announced.

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